Church News

Church Member Opens New Pharmacy in Carrollton
Exciting news! Someone within our church family is opening a new business in Carrollton.  Jodi Ahnefeld has just opened Jodi's Family Pharmacy located at 1004 N Hwy 65 (across from McDonald's).  While the new pharmacy is already open, doing business and filling prescriptions, the formal Grand Opening will take place in the spring after the driveway is paved and will include food and prizes!  Jodi and her team will provide high quality, efficient pharmacy services with personalized attention.  Find out more on their new Facebook page.  Or call them at 660-542-0050.

Snow Cancellations
Hopefully, we will not need to cancel worship or Sunday School this winter due to snow.  We will only cancel events as a last resort and when it becomes unsafe to get to church.  However, when it is necessary to cancel worship we will take several steps to get the word out.  First, it will be posted on the church website (  Look for the cancellation icon at the bottom of the homepage.  Second, it will be announced on the local radio station.  Plus, an email will also be sent to regular attendees for whom we have an e-mail address.

Upper Room Magazines
The March-April 2019 issue of the Upper Room devotional magazine is now available.  Pick up a copy at the back of the sanctuary or on the information table in the hallway.  As always, we have both regular and large print versions.

Vacation Bible School Dates Set
V.B.S. Chairperson, Mikki McNelly, recently met with a group of volunteers from both the United Methodist and First Christian churches to begin planning the 2019 Vacation Bible School which will be hosted by our church this year. It was decided to try something NEW this year!  Instead of offering Vacation Bible School on a Monday-Friday schedule, we will present V.B.S. on a weekend; Friday-Sunday.  The dates were set for July 12-14.  We always need helpers, if you would like to plug into this ministry to children, please join us at our next planning meeting on Thursday, April 25 (6:00 p.m.).

2019 Altar Flowers
The new 2019 calendar year will be starting soon and it presents new opportunities to donate altar flowers for our sanctuary.  One set of flowers is generally used for two-consecutive weeks.  If you would like to donate flowers, please sign up on the “flower calendar” that is located on the bulletin board outside of the church office, or call the church office (542-0277) and our church secretary, Susan, will be glad to assist you in signing up.

New Steeple Topper
What a beautiful sight!  Our steeple now has a new look.  Read all about it:  Who made it?   How big is it?  What does the symbol mean?  And why did we start this project in the first place?  We will soon be posting pictures of the cross & flame being mounted high at the top of our steeple.

Flower Chart
Would you like to put flowers on the altar? We have a lot of available Sundays.  Check out the chart on the bulletin board by the church office, or simply call the church office reserve the Sunday of your choice.

Bring Us Your Used Inkjet and Toner Cartridges
Help the church save money on office supplies!  We are part of a program whereby we receive credit for office supplies when we recycle used printer toner and ink cartridges.  Those printer cartridges are bad for the environment, so don't toss them in the trash, bring them to church and we'll put them to good use.  Thanks for helping.

Don't forgot about our on-going Best Choice Save-A-Label Program!  Start saving them right now if you have not already been doing so.  Then bring your UPC (proof of purchase) labels to church and put them in the can located on a table in the hallway.  The can is marked “Best Choice.”  Our church's Bereavement Dinner Committee will earn $30 in cash for each bundle of 1,000 UPC labels.

Large Print Worship Bulletins
In addition to our regular-sized bulletins, we are now providing a large print version of our worship bulletin for those who would benefit from larger text.  Large print versions of the hymns are also included as well as a larger version of the bulletin insert with all the announcements.

C.M.U. Tops in Dollars for Scholars
Central Methodist University (formerly, Central Methodist College) leads all UMC-related colleges and universities in the country in the number of Dollars For Scholars student aid recipients.  C.M.U. partners with local United Methodist congregations, the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) and the Missouri United Methodist Foundation (MUMF) to provide these renewable ($3K-$4K) scholarships.  This year C.M.U. and the Missouri Conference had 45 DFS recipients, second only to the Georgia Conference, which has nearly a dozen UMC-related colleges and universities compared to Missouri's one and only university-C.M.U.
[Learn about scholarships for United Methodist members]